If I can swallow my "pride", sacrifice political beliefs to see the merit in and even feel sympathy for arguments presented by the other side, well perhaps so also can they, one day Parents fear they will hate their children, families are split, people will deprive themselves of the opportunities to educate themselves and find more opportunities to brighten their lives and future. I was very rude about Schnetzer's performance in my "Book Thief" review, but he is a revelation in this film. The film, so appropriately named, delivers a moving story about Pride, friendship and solidarity. Simply wonderful and a credit to the British Film Industry and all the fine home-grown talent on display.
However, this is NOT a film strictly for that crowd; rather, it is a laugh-out-loud, touching story with a message that crosses all political, social and "politically correct" communities that probably could only happen in a non-American country, since we are so polarized at this point.
And if you fumed at the injustice of it all in Made in Dagenham, and cheered the women workers on as they made their hard-fought bid for fair play, then you'll love this film. We should remember that it was working class solidarity which ultimately ditched Thatcher and her hated poll tax. The lead actor, Ben Schnetzer, was mesmerizing; along with the rest of the cast, although at times certain lines were missed due to the quick line said with a British accent. I saw this yesterday at a preview and was particularly impressed by the amazing production values shown in this film, as well as the powerful warmth of the ensemble cast within this. The film is a tour de force of British acting talent.
Paddy Considine "Hot Fuzz", "The Bourne Ultimatum" plays the open and reasonable envoy first sent to London to meet LGSM; Bill Nighy in a quiet and understated performance yes, you heard me right plays Cliff; Imelda Staunton plays the hilarious role of Hefina, leader of the committee group; Jessica Gunning is pitch-perfect as Sian — a tea lady with a feisty attitude and Maureen Lisa Palfrey is a delightfully unlikable homophobic miner's wife who stokes trouble with contemptuous glee. A gruesome discovery A new investigation is about to begin. Share it with the masses! Out and proud Ellen Page also produced this labor of love about the story of Laurel Hester a New Jersey police detective who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, to add insult to terminal diagnosis, the board of chosen freeholders would not pass her pension benefits to her domestic partner, a younger car mechanic called Stacie Andree, whom she met in The details were very true to the time, I recognised the clothes, the music and how tatty gay clubs were with peeling paint on the walls. Edit Storyline In 20 year old closet gay Joe hesitantly arrives in London from Bromley for his first Gay Pride march and is taken under the collective wing of a group of gay men and Lesbian Steph, who meet at flamboyant Jonathan and his Welsh partner Gethin's Soho bookshop. Paddy Considine as Dai is the somewhat unwitting emissary who meets with the group in London and speaks powerfully and clearly to the community there and to the rather more conservative community in his home town as to the nature of solidarity.